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LIVE UPDATES: Follow the results of Oklahoma’s June 30 primary elections

LIVE UPDATES: Follow the results of Oklahoma’s June 30 primary elections

Kendra Horn

The stakes:

The most notable Oklahoma primary this week will be the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district, a highly competitive swing district currently held by Rep. Kendra Horn, the sole Democrat in Oklahoma’s congressional delegation.

Horn was elected in the 2018 midterms to the district, which includes parts of Oklahoma City and the surrounding suburbs, by a margin of 1.4 percentage points in an upset win over GOP Rep. Steve Russell. President Donald Trump carried the district by 13.4 percentage points in the 2016 election.

.@HornForCongress ‘s win shocked a lot of people so let’s look at how she did it. She flipped the Oklahoma County part and made gains in the other two counties. 52 precincts voted for Steve Russell in 2016 and Kendra Horn in 2018. All but one was in crucial Oklahoma County.

— Drew Savicki (@SenhorRaposa) April 18, 2019

The crowded primary field to challenge her this November includes State Senator Stephanie Bice, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi, businesswoman Terry Neese, and auto parts manufacturing executive David Hill.

Currently, Bice leads the primary field in fundraising with over $1 million raised and over $228,000 in cash-on-hand. She’s followed by Neese, who has raised over $981,000, including $450,000 she lent to her own campaign, the Center for Responsive Politics reported.

While Horn may be one of the most vulnerable House Democrats, she’s built up a formidable war chest of campaign funds with $3.2 million raised so far this cycle and $2.4 million in cash-on-hand.

Oklahoma is a runoff state, meaning if that no one candidate receives over 50% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary, the race will go to a runoff between the top two vote-getters on August 25.

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